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The Matched Pair Trap

First off, your input tubes are probably the most critical to the sound. Get then right, first.

Second, often there are more than one output tubes and you will buy in matched sets so that you always replace those tubes together.

Mistake!

I think it is better to replace only the bad tube and do not throw away any good tubes. Save them if you must swap them out.

Eventually, you will find that the good tubes last far longer on average than any new replacement.

That's just tubes for you. There's a lot of variation in longevity (and I'm not even going into sound for the same manufacture of tube).

That's been my experience.


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